Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

With three Great Grandfathers and three Great Great Grandfathers having worked either within the Midland Railway Workshops or for the West Australian Government Railways (WAGR), it was a given that I’d be attending the Midland Railway Workshops Heritage Day in order to see the buildings that, in some way, played a part within the lives …

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As Mei and I drove along the maze of streets in Mt Claremont it wasn’t long before we lost all sense of direction and found ourselves going around in circles. Instead of becoming frustrated we chose to laugh it off and  finally approached Heritage Lane feeling light-hearted and cheery and eager to see the building …

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Before the settlement of the Swan River Colony, Captain James Stirling was instructed to ensure that land be put aside for public requirements such as roads, churches and cemeteries. He followed his orders and some months after their arrival, John Septimus Roe surveyed the land and decided that the burial grounds should be located high …

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Forrest Avenue would probably strike many people as being a rather odd road located in East Perth. Despite its length, there is no entrance for cars from either end; the only entrance is through the middle. To get to Forrest Avenue, one must travel down Goderich Street. This road was not always blocked off and …

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